London, South Kensington
30 October 2002
Circle of Pietro da Cortona (Cortona? 1596-1669 Rome)
Venus disguised as a huntress appearing to Aeneas and Achates
oil on canvas
44 x 46¾ in. (111.8 x 118.7 cm.)
R.A. Oswald of Auchincruive, Auchincruive, Ayrshire (old label on the stretcher).
with Galerie Brunner, Paris (old label on the stretcher).
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This is a version of Pietro da Cortona's larger composition of the subject in the Louvre, Paris (inv. 1166; G. Briganti, Pietro da Cortona o della pittura barocca, Florence, 1962).
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